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Life often requires you to make a list of priorities so that you can dig deep into what really matters and commit yourself to them. Many times, a health scare or a close loss puts life into perspective and really forces you stop and think about what matters. On many people’s priority lists are things like getting enough sleep, making healthy dietary choices, exercising regularly, and making a commitment to family time. These are all important, but they do not exhaust the list. When looking over your list of priorities, would you include regular dental visits? If your answer is no, then it is time to rethink your priorities.

People often refer to the eyes as the “window to the soul” because they reflect so many emotions of what someone is experiences. In 2000, the US Surgeon General referred to the mouth as a “mirror” of the body’s health. Many severe diseases and conditions are often directly impacted by the oral health, which is why making dental visits a priority can help reduce your risk of life-threatening diseases. The following have been found to be directly impacted by poor oral health:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory infection
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Dementia
  • Pregnancy complications and loss

There is more to your mouth than just keeping your teeth clean, and your dentist can help you achieve both an attractive smile and optimal oral health.

By keeping regular dental visits, you are doing more than simply keeping your teeth bright and white. Dentists are specially trained medical physicians that care for the entire mouth and also look out for signs and symptoms that pose a threat to the entire body. Dentists throughout the United States regularly spot the first signs of diabetes and cancer before patients themselves have any indication that something is awry with their health.

At Peninsula Dentistry, our patients are important to us. We want to partner with you to achieve optimal oral health, but we can only do that when you choose to make dental visits a priority. Take the first step and schedule an appointment with us today.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany…

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Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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